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National Launch of IMPRINT India

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee launched ‘IMPRINT India’, a Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative to develop a roadmap for research to solve major engineering and technology challenges in ten technology domains relevant to India on November 5, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the IMPRINT India brochure and hand over the first copy to the President of India on the occasion. The Prime Minister and Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani also addressed the gathering.

 

IMPRINT Messages

The link between progress and innovation is direct
- President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Science is universal but technology must be local
- Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi

IMPRINT Launch (short video)


Speaking on the occasion, the President said the outcomes of the previous conferences have given us the confidence that the institutes of higher learning, if they come together, can make a difference in a short span of time to higher education sector in our country. He called upon the academic leaders of institutes in social sector and humanities' domain to formulate a similar joint initiative like 'IMPRINT India' for conducting research on themes of relevance to public policy-making.


In his remarks on the occasion, the Prime Minister laid stress on the importance of innovation and technology for the progress and development of the nation. He said institutions of higher education should give primacy to innovation in learning. He said finding solutions to challenges like global warming and converting waste to wealth, were key to rise of India.


The objectives of this initiative is to:
(1) identify areas of immediate relevance to society requiring innovation,
(2) direct scientific research into identified areas,
(3) ensure higher funding support for research into these areas and (4) measure outcomes of the research effort with reference to impact on the standard of living in the rural/urban areas.

IMPRINT Launch (full video)